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Friday we left home and drove I-40 to I-75 to Cincinnati in the rain and the fog. Stopped to pick up a cousin in Lexington then on to Aunt Mary’s. From there we went to the funeral home to pay tribute and say good-bye to Uncle Bob. Saturday after the funeral and graveside service we gathered with family at Cousin Peggy’s house. Then we stayed on in Cincinnati for a few days visiting with Aunt Nell and with Karen’s cousins, with Uncle Neil and Aunt Vi, and with Lynne, Danny, and Janet – newly rediscovered cousins of Steve’s. A bonus was the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in Mount Lookout on the streets where Karen once trick or treated as a tiny one. And of course we had to sample special foods, Zip Burgers, Mt Carmel Amber Ale (brewed by a distant cousin), Graeter’s Ice Cream, and homemade apple dumplings and pumpkin pie. The visit was a feast for body and soul.

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